(PRWEB UK) 16 May 2013
Hypnotension warns that healthy fast food is often not that healthy.
The Subway chain likes to promote itself as the ‘healthy’ fast food restaurant but a new study from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) found little difference between subway and McDonald’s, and for people with Hypertension Subway could be seen as worse.
Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) revealed that teenagers who bought Subway meals in America consumed nearly as many calories as those who bought a meal from McDonald’s.
Subway meals contain nearly as many calories and more salt than those from McDonald’s.
High salt content is recognised as a significant cause of high blood pressure.
Eating from either restaurant is likely to contribute towards overeating and obesity as the average meal bought by the participants contained 1,038 calories at McDonald's and 955 calories at Subway. The average salt intake was 2,149 mg at Subway and 1,829 mg at McDonald's.
In the UK Subway are currently promoting their ‘Get active, have fun and help hearts in your local community!’ 5K fun runs around the country.
They have announced that Subway stores are hosting a series of ‘SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K‘ events throughout the UK in 2013 to raise money for Heart Research UK.
Funds raised are going towards the Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant scheme which provides financial support to local community groups. Money raised at will be used to encourage everyone, young to old, to lead healthier heart lifestyles.
Every day, millions of people eat at McDonald's and Subway, the two largest fast food chains in the world, both restaurants sell food that is both high in sugar and salt. For someone with high blood pressure both can be potentially deadly in the long term.
Paul Howard, co-creator of the Hypnotension programme, said “This charade the fast foods restaurants play out that they have healthy option is misleading. The Hypnotension programme helps people to make healthy choices so as to reduce salt, fat and sugar in their diet and this type of misrepresentation is very confusing.”
"One can’t help but think that a far better thing for Subway to do would be to actually make their meals far healthier - to reduce the salt and sugar to really help the customers in their restaurants to have a healthier heart."
The Hypnotension Programme is a one-to-one therapy delivered by a qualified hypnotherapist. They have the skills needed to help people make the behavioural, motivational and emotional changes needed to tackle the common high blood pressure causes.
The Hypnotension Practitioner looks at a variety of lifestyle factors to establish which is likely to be causing or maintaining high blood pressure (Hypertension). These lifestyle factors are then targeted using specific cognitive and hypnotherapeutic techniques to help reduce the clients blood pressure towards more normal levels.
Certified Hypnotension Practitioners are all fully qualified and insured hypnotherapy or NLP professionals, who meet the occupational standards for their country. Members of the public can check their practitioner is bona fide by confirming the Hypnotension ‘seal of approval’ on the practitioners website shows today’s date, or by confirming the person is listed as a Certified Hypnotension Practitioner on the Hypnotension website.